Monday, November 9th, 2009
Letter to Santa
Macy’s is making wishes come true for kids of all ages and charities this Christmas season.
The department-store chain is asking children to put letters to Santa in “R.H. Macy Santa Mail” boxes that can be found at Macy’s stores.
Starting Sunday, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter received.
Officials hope to raise $1 million for the non-profit group, which grants wishes to ill children.
Macy’s 2008 holiday campaign centers on 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote to the New York Sun in 1897 to ask if Santa Claus was real.
The company’s “Believe” campaign features letter-writing stations and mailboxes for Santa in all of its stores.
“‘Believe’ is the articulation of everything we treasure about the holiday season,” Peter Sachse, national president of Macy’s corporate marketing, said in a statement.
Kids can also get started on their letters by going to www.macys.com/believe and downloading a kit that includes official Santa letterhead and other components to help them compose letters.
If you know someone who’s pregnant and wants to get the h1n1 vaccine, Montgomery county is doing another clinic this Thursday but its by appointment only…the county in cooperation with Shady Grove Adventist and Washington Adventist Hospitals, will offer the clinic this Thursday, but appointments will only be taken today between 3 and 4 p.m. People should call 240-777-4040 to make the appointments. Only 300 doses will be distributed at the clinic.